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Virtual Technology: Building A Dream Team for the Accomplishment of Our Vision

Basketball is a beautiful game, when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.

The above are the words of Dean Smith (shown on the right with Michael Jordan), celebrated retired coach of men’s college basketball. He knew how to build championship players. Many of whom went on to play on the celebrated US Olympic dream teams (2012 team shown below), and are great examples for the world-class accomplishments we all seek in our lives.

One of my greatest desires in life, is to be a part of an unbeatable dream team, where each member functions as one heartbeat. I tasted that dream team yesterday evening, as I was sitting in my Markham  living room, strategizing and building a  team with two guys from New Jersey. We were touching each other, feeling each other, inspiring each other, as though we were right next to each other. We were using our individual talents to build the dream team that would create the future we dreamed of. That future involves bringing to the world, the exhilaration that we were experiencing in that very moment; that is, bringing virtual technology to the realization of all our visions, placing the global market place and talent pool at the finger tips of those who are seeking them.

After three exhilarating hours with my Jersey colleagues, I can say with little doubt what much of the world is aware of, but too fearful to act upon. That is, virtual technology is expanding our possibilities, beyond many of our wildest imaginations. We are no longer limited by geographic boundaries; in fact, our playground for growing ourselves, building dream teams, growing audiences, and reinventing ourselves, have vastly expanded.

How I Got Here

After  a year of not going to the gym on a weekday morning, I went today. I saw this familiar lady smiling at me. At the time, I had no idea who she was; still I walked boldly up to her, with a knowing smile.

“You look great,” she said. “I have to tell my husband that I saw you…you looked amazing.”  She seemed exuberant and I felt it.

I believe she was reacting to my physical improvements such as no longer sporting a can, walking more upright, and a healthier glow to my body. I don’t know for sure what she meant, and I didn’t need to asked her. Though I cannot explain her perception of me when she last saw me, I believe it was some distance from who I perceive myself to be in this moment. Though I still walk with an obvious limp, I feel as though I am emerging more and more with the Grace and light of God.

The greatest lesson for me now is realizing I got here on the wings of some God-inspired people, many of whom were previously strangers. One such person was the husband of the lady to whom I was speaking. I remember him as a cool long-haired, slender, fit man in his late 60’s, who befriended me when I first came to the gym, some 3 year ago. He gave me continuous encouragement and advised me how to swing my right leg, as I pushed along with my cane and struggled to get my body (that seemed to weigh a ton) just a couple of times around the track. His genuine smile and her joyful smile moved me then, as she moves me now.

The number of people who have helped me, and are helping me  are countless. If I can accept praise for anything, it was having the courage and faith to feel their love, hear their voices, and see the divinity of their partnership. What is equally encouraging is that these family, friends, colleagues and seeming strangers are the linchpin of whatever success we may gain in life.

For some time, I was not really conscious to the active and powerful roles that these individuals played in my life. I am now! What does this mean regarding possibilities for effective team building? I can begin by expressing my gratitude to all those who answered the call to be a force in the healing of my body and spirit, as well as that of others. I can also be that force for others as I continue to heal. But that is only a beginning.